The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) estimates that TikTok allowed as many as 1.4 million UK children under 13 to use its platform in 2020, even though it sets 13 as the minimum age to create an account.
The ban underscores growing worries that China's government could use the Beijing-based company, owned by ByteDance Ltd, to harvest users' data to advance its political agenda, undermining Western security interests.
Experts compare the US’s targetting of China through the ban to the Cold War confrontation between Washington and Moscow.
US state of Utah brings legislation to restrict screen time for children on social media. But can it solve the growing pandemic of mental health issues in minors due to social media use?
In over five hours of testimony, CEO Shou Zi Chew repeatedly denies the app shares data or has connections with China's Communist Party and argues the platform is doing everything to ensure safety for its 150 million American users.
Israeli military acknowledges it made a "mistake" in launching secretive influence campaign in an abortive attempt to improve Israeli public's view of army's performance in the war.
Amid concerns that Beijing can access location and contact data through TikTok's Chinese parent company, governments are banning the video-sharing app citing security concerns.
The US-China tech war is seen as a key front in the broader geopolitical and economic competition between the two countries, which also includes trade, finance, and military power
Pressure mounts on the Liberal PM to investigate the extent of Beijing’s influence in 2019 and 2021 polls as reports emerge of prior intelligence tip-offs about interference.
While the app has been a hit among young people, it has also faced accusations of privacy violations and concerns over its alleged ties to the Chinese government.
Turkish Personal Data Protection Board says Chinese short video-sharing app did not take all necessary measures to ensure security and prevent unlawful processing of personal data.
Elon Musk's Twitter was hit with a yellow card from the European Commission as its reported efforts to tackle disinformation fell short of those by Alphabet's Google, Meta Platforms, Microsoft and TikTok.
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